Definition of capitalist road in US English:

capitalist road


  • Especially during the Cultural Revolution in China: an observable tendency to adopt political ideals and practices leading towards capitalism.


1950s; earliest use found in Peking People's Daily. From capitalist + road, after Chinese zībĕn zhŭyì dàolù from zībĕn zhŭyì capitalism, lit. ‘doctrine of capital’ + dàolù road; often contrasted with shèhuì zhŭyì dàolù road of socialism, socialist road.